News Archive

Nurseries have been set up to rehabilitate mined areas in Nauru.

Restoring island homes - the fighting spirit

The Republic of Nauru is one island in the Pacific that has been actively fighting to regain their island biodiversity following a decade of mining. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

The Secretariat of the Andean Community and IUCN hosted a meeting in Lima for Water and Environmental authorities from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to present and launch the new river basin maps for the Andean Community.

Building Transboundary Trust in the Andes

Information on water flows, how much rainfall, and where the water goes is critical for both water and environmental management, but also for economic development and security. …   | Spanish

06 May 2010 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

IUCN welcomes Solomon Islands as new State Member

The Government of Solomon Islands has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 83rd State Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Meteorology has been designated by the Government of Solomon Islands as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

05 May 2010 | News story

Nacula, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Ridge to Reef – Managing Water Resources from Source to Sea

As more people live in urban environments and along coastal stretches, recognizing the impacts of water management from source to sea is vital. These links, across multiple habitats and ecosystems are often poorly understood. …  

27 Apr 2010 | News story

Kadavu Waterfall. Water resources need careful management and monitoring in view of population growth and rapid development on the island

Fijian communities discuss future water resources

Successes achieved from Fiji’s Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) were the backdrop of IUCN’s latest Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) workshop in Kadavu, Fiji 15-16 April. This community-based work successfully achieved the rehabilitation and protection of local Marine Protected Areas and coastal zones. …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

White Volta Tributary, Burkina Ghana border

Debating Strategies for Reducing Poverty in Transboundary River Basins

More than 50 water management policy specialists and practitioners met in Nairobi on April 15-16 to ask how people living in poverty can be helped by coordinating the management of water across international borders. …  

19 Apr 2010 | News story

Remote and marginalized cultures that have survived in balance with nature for thousands of years will simply disappear if climate change is allowed to go unchecked much longer.

Traditional knowledge key to conserving biodiversity

Climate change, unsustainable development and biodiversity loss are mounting threats to life on earth and human societies. Throughout the ages, local communities have developed knowledge and tools for survival and adaptation to their environment. But as indigenous cultures, local languages and practices are eroded, so is our civilization’s resilience to new environmental challenges. …  

12 Apr 2010 | News story

Emperor Penguin feeding chick

ASOC presents information papers for Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts

IUCN Member, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), has developed four papers ahead of the Antarctic Treaty Meeting of Experts (ATME) on climate change and implications for Antarctic management and governance. …  

31 Mar 2010 | News story

Leaf with raindrops. Alotau, PNG.

Union Pulse Members' newsletter online

The March 2010 edition of Union Pulse is now online containing news and information from and for IUCN Members. …   | French | Spanish

30 Mar 2010 | News story

Frog in a flower

International Year of Biodiversity: A wealth of information

The International Year of Biodiversity will be most effective if every single human being on this planet understands why biodiversity is important and has the tools to act upon saving the loss of biodiversity” says IUCN’s Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre. …   | French | Spanish

29 Mar 2010 | News story